Sreeram Chaulia – India

Linked with U.N. Security Council Seat: China Outsmarts India.

Sreeram Chaulia (born November 18, 1978) is an Indian analyst of international affairs for Hong Kong-based Asia Times Online and New Delhi-based Indo-Asian News Service. He is the author of over 205 articles and book reviews in multiple scholarly journals, daily newspapers and magazines, covering topics like diplomacy, national security, war and peace, political economy, human rights, terrorism, literature and arts. He is also Contributing Editor of the book, People Who Influenced the World Over the Past 100 Years b(Murray Books, Adelaide, 2005). As a writer, he presents sharp unconventional insights on burning global issues … (full text).

His full CV on

He writes: … How prolific does an artiste have to be before being judged a wizard? Jagjit, who is 66 years old today, has been releasing albums practically uninterruptedly for the last 41 years. Productivity knows no bounds for him, with at least two ghazal albums hitting the market in a calendar year. The most amazing part of it is the non-repetition and freshness of every new release. The music world routinely discards burnouts and fizz-outs. Jagjit towers over such temporary pygmies like a giant who reinvents himself with every new offering. There has never been a phase in his career when people felt that his best is past and that he is “living off” his royalties … (full text, June 7, 2008).

His own website.


Sreeram Chaulia – India

The problem with dictators and disasters, May 13, 2008.

The symphony of South-South cooperation at the recent conclave of foreign ministers of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) in Russia was jarred by China’s refusal to endorse India’s bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council … (full text, June 4, 2008).

Sreeram Chaulia – Pakistan terrorism, April 01, 2008.

He writes also: … Bush’s attacks on Obama’s engaged diplomacy doctrine is a detour from the tested “domestic” electoral arena and opens a window to undiluted foreign policy discussion, territory that is unfamiliar to the average American. However, if raking up the controversy over appeasement may be a sideshow for ordinary American voters, it attracts international attention because of the high global stakes of American foreign policy … (full text, May 21, 2008).

Democratisation, Colour Revolutions and the Role of the NGOs: Catalysts or Saboteurs, Dec. 25, 2005?

… Mr. Chaulia has worked for international humanitarian and peace organisations in the United States, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. He has been a regular writer for Hong Kong-based Asia Times since 2001 and has published widely on global politics, trade, human rights and peace in numerous magazines, journals and newspapers. He also wrote a monthly international current events column, GLOBE SCAN, for the Melbourne-based Bharat Times. He is also contributing editor of Peter Murray’s People Who Influenced the World Over the Past 100 Years (Murray Books, 2005, full text).

Undiplomatically yours, May 9, 2008.

Then he wrote: Following the inhuman ethnic cleansing against non-Assamese by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), the Indian Army has begun counter-insurgency operations in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. This is a placebo that bypasses the real cancer breeding outside India’s borders. While discrimination, underdevelopment and unemployment in Assam are serious internal failures of the Indian government that explain the origins and early legitimacy of ULFA in the 1980s, the current savagery of this discredited terrorist group owes to India’s failed foreign policy towards Burma (Myanmar) … (full text, Jan. 12, 2007).

Should India also develop satellite-killing capability? March 2, 2008.

In these days he writes… New Delhi needs to drop its blinkers and openly admit that China is not sanguine about India joining the five permanent members (the United States, Russia, China, Britain, and France) at the Security Council. Optimistic Indian diplomats argue that China has indicated in private settings that its main objection is that India’s bid is knotted with Japan’s attempt to garner a permanent seat. This is a red herring, because Chinese military journals and think tanks are closely monitoring India’s economic, technological, and military advances. To assume that China’s strategic planning is Taiwan- or Japan-centric misses the changing reality of New Delhi’s rise and the discomfort it is generating in Beijing … (full text, May 30, 2008).

Terrorism Remains Pakistan’s Chief Export.

There are two ways of interpreting the latest Chinese attempt to cut India down to size and remind it of the hurdles facing its global ambitions. One reaction is of dismay that China went back on a prior commitment to recommend India for a permanent seat at the UNSC. In November 2006, Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee claimed that Chinese President Hu Jintao had “reiterated” that Beijing was in favour of New Delhi’s inclusion as a permanent member of the UNSC. Thus, the Yekaterinburg drama could be seen as a volte-face act of backtracking by China. The second, more realistic, reading of the situation is that Indian officials have been applying a glossy spin to the chameleonic Chinese positions of the past, which never overtly pledged approval of a permanent UNSC seat for New Delhi. It is worth recalling that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s 2005 visit to India did not yield any definitive comment that China would be happy to second India’s goal of bagging a permanent seat at the UNSC … (full text, May 30, 2008).

China’s Cybersnoops: World’s Best Known Hackers, May 2, 2008.

And he wrote: ” … In spring 1967, King was emerging as the focal point of a coalition of the growing peace and economic justice movements in the US. Against the advice of his peers who limited themselves to civil liberties in the domestic arena, King catapulted to the epicenter of the anti-Vietnam war cause due to his formidable conscience and belief in the oneness of human suffering in every corner of the world. Pointing out that civil rights legislation was not enough to meet the basic needs of poor Americans, King was also mobilizing half a million impoverished citizens in the Poor People’s Campaign that would culminate in a unique demonstration-cum-encampment outside the US Congress to demand economic justice … (full text, July 26, 2003).

Bangladeshi Immigrants Stoke Terror in India, May 15, 2008.

Sreeram Chaulia is a PhD Candidate in Politial Science, with a focus on international law and organizations in Africa. After growing up in both suburban south and east India, Sreeram received his A-level equivalent in politics, economics and commerce. While working towards a B.A. (honors) in History from St. Stephens College, he worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross and served as president of the Social Service League. A second B.A. in Modern History from University College, Oxford, where he convened the Oxford South Asian Forum, was followed by an M.S. in Diplomatic History and Political Economy at the London School of Economics (2001). His research here will focus on immigration and asylum systems, the politics of refugee hosting, the link between the foundational ethics of nation states and their asylum systems, and also on the Afghan refugee problem in relation to Pakistan. He?s also extremely passionate about politics and governance reform in India. He has already published in 15 internet journals on South Asian regional and internal politics. A hopeful future employee of the UNHCR, Sreeram notes that his mother will be dissatisfied if he doesn?t eventually become the prime minister of India. Here at The Moynihan Institute, Sreeram is working as a graduate assistant in the South Asia Center, where he maintains the internet clearinghouse on terrorism, handles the video library, and is assigned to the odd errands that are the fate of all graduate assistants. (Moynihan Institute).

Find him and his publications on his own website/publications; on, and on /full CV; on pipl directory; on Asia Times (by Google search); on Google Book-search.

Review of “The OBL I Know” in Asia Times.


book reviews on Asia Times;

the video: U.N security council seat: china outsmarts india, May 30, 2008 (in a joke manner);

news on social cause.

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